Concatenates two separate date and time fields in a feature class or layer into a single field containing both the date and time.
Tracking Analyst is designed to work with temporal data containing date and time information in a single field. If your data contains the date and time in two separate fields, this tool can be used to combine the information together into a new field that Tracking Analyst will understand.
The input date and time fields must have a field data type of text.
The new field added to the feature layer by this tool will also have a field data type of text.
- If you are working with a shapefile that contains a date field with only date information (i.e., 03/09/2006), you must transfer the date values into a text field before using this tool to concatenate it with a time field.
ConcatenateDateAndTimeFields_TA (Feature_Class, DateField, TimeField, OutputField)
The input feature class or layer.
The text field in the input feature layer that contains date values.
The text field in the input feature layer that contains time values.
The name of the new concatenated date/time field to be created and added to the input feature layer.
ConcatenateDateAndTimeFields example (Python window)
This sample shows how to run the tool to concatenate the "MY_DATE" and "MY_TIME" fields, creating a new field named "NEW_DATE_TIME".
import arcpy arcpy.CheckOutExtension("tracking") inputGDB = "C:/arcgis/ArcTutor/Tracking Analyst/My_Geodatabase.gdb/my_feature_class" arcpy.ConcatenateDateAndTimeFields_ta(inputGDB, "MY_DATE", "MY_TIME", "NEW_DATE_TIME")
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